Introducing Chef Todd and our 2018 Gala menu

We are happy to introduce Todd Koenigsberg as our new Executive Chef here at I-House. Todd hails from the famed Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and has worked with renowned chefs Bobby Flay and Mario Batali. Read more about Chef Todd.

Guests attending our Gala on Monday, April 9th will have the opportunity to try the cuisine prepared by Chef Todd. Below is a  preview of the menu:

Celebration & Awards Gala Menu

Hors d’oeuvres during the reception in the Great Hall include grilled tenderloin skewers with mustard tahini, ahi tuna poke with wonton crisps, and burrata basil crostini. Guests will then be welcomed into the Chevron Auditorium for an elegant three-course dinner featuring a seasonal spring salad and a choice of three entrées:

  • Wild Mushroom & Spring Vegetable Risotto
  • Fig Leaf Roasted Steelhead Trout
  • Julia’s Short Rib Bourguignon

See Chef Todd describe each entrée in the videos below.

The entrées will be paired with a variety of fine wines. Dinner will be followed by a delectable New York style cheesecake for dessert.

Limited seating available. RSVPs requested by Monday, April 2nd.

Eventbrite - 2018 I-House Awards Celebration & Gala

$275 per person
$150 per person for Young Diplomats (35 years of age and under)

Chef Todd will also participate in the Gala Raffle and has volunteered a private dinner for up to eight guests paired with premium wine for this year’s grand prize, a $2,500 value! He is looking forward to working with the winner to create a unique menu tailor-made for the occasion.

For more information and to reserve Gala tickets, please visit or contact us at 510.642.4128 or

The Fund for I-House
Proceeds from the Annual Celebration and Awards Gala and the raffle benefit The Fund for I-House, a resource that provides life-changing scholarships, inspirational programming, and maintenance to our historic home. Your support of this year’s Gala will help ensure current and future residents are able to live, learn, and grow under the dome, furthering the I-House mission of fostering intercultural respect, understanding, lifelong friendships, and leadership skills to promote a more peaceful world.

The I-House Development, Alumni Relations & Communications Team looks forward to welcoming you back to I-House. If you’re in the area, please let us know!

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About Laurie Ferris

As the Communications Strategist for International House at UC Berkeley, I share stories online and in our I-House Times Newsletter. I created this blog for alumni, residents, and staff to share the I-House experience with the UC Berkeley community and beyond. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact me at Share the I-House love! ♥
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